One of South East England's Euro-MPs will be in Maidstone this weekend meeting residents affected by recent floods.
Keith Taylor, the Green Party's MEP for Kent, will be in Maidstone on
Saturday 29th March. He is inviting local residents to join him on
Clifford Way at 3.30pm to discuss the issues facing the area after the
heavy rain earlier this year.
Mr Taylor has pledged to take residents concerns to the relevant
authorities such as Kent County Council and the Environment Agency.
Mr Taylor is also gathering signatures on a petition which urges the
Government to reverse cuts in the Environment Agency to protect people
from future floods.
Ahead of going to Maidstone on Saturday Mr Taylor said:
“Across my constituency, people were hit by these devastating floods. On
Saturday I’m hoping to meet people who were affected by floods, and
listen to what they think we should be doing to protect ourselves in the
It’s clear that the Government’s response to these floods wasn’t good
enough, and it’s vital that we learn lessons for the future. It also
seems likely that this kind of weather event will become more frequent
because of climate change.
I’d encourage everyone in the area to come along on Saturday to talk
together about where we go from here and how we protect homes in
Maidstone and beyond from floods.”